Graduation Ducky Money Holders

TGIF! I can't believe another week is over! It has rained pretty much non stop here this week. I can't complain because our local farmers have been very worried we wouldn't have enough water for their crops. But it's made for some wet and cold baseball games this week! I hope the spring sun is shining wherever you are!

I have another graduation gift idea for you today. I went digging through my scrapbooks to try and find a photo from my high school Graduation Day to share with you. But I couldn't find the exact photo I was looking for! It must be in my parents photo stash. Instead, here is a photo from my Senior year yearbook...which I was the Editor of by the way. Is that really all that surprising!? I love photos and love to write!


At my high school, they let you submit your senior photo that you wanted in the yearbook so it was fun to have it be a big deal on which photo it would be. I remember wearing these overalls, this bridge and I clearly remember insisting on taking some photos with my fat, grey cat. LOL! So funny.

For today's project, you will need some black and white paper. Now, I know my Craft Smith Crafters have plenty of paper to choose from when I say that! I used the Craft Smith Natural Luxury paper line from Michaels last year. Or you could find black and white prints in the new Textured Basics paper pad. 

We all know that I love rubber duckys...I inherited it from my Mom who actually collects them! When I was at "Dollar Tree" and spotted these cuties, I knew that I needed them for some of my gifts! All this cuteness for only $1?!

I took my trusty Sharpie marker and wrote the graduates name on the back...under the tail feather. ;) I had all my boys write messages to our friends which turned out super cute. My 10 year old has horrible handwriting and his "Good Job" turned into a big messy mess but I'm sure no one will mind!

For the tag, I cut up a 9 pocket page protector like this one. These are also the pages that my kids put their baseball and football trading cards in. I may have "borrowed" a few from them! I cut the pockets apart and trimmed them down a bit. I cut my black and white paper to fit inside it and used my Crop-a-dile to punch a whole in the plastic. Then, I folded up the money to fit as well, strung some thin ribbon through and tied it around the ducks neck. I LOVE how they turned out! My hubby looked at them and said, "How do you think of these things?!" I told him, "It's talent you know!" ;) 

I think our special graduates will love receiving them this weekend! Are you making anything for any special graduates this month? If so, I would love to see them! Next week is all about "Teacher Thank You" gifts, one of my favorite things! I'll see you back here then. Have a wonderful weekend!